Thursday, July 31, 2014

Digital Delights - Scouting Chelsea - Just for You

It's Thursday and time for another card featuring an image from Digital Delights!

Challenges:
Chocolate Coffee and Cards - Polka Dots (3 entries only)
Wags N Whiskers - Polka Dots (2 entries only)
Craft Your Passion - Flower Power (3 entries only)
Fantastic Tuesday - Square (4 entries only)
Crafters Cafe - Use a Digi (3 entries only)
Sister Act - Anything Goes
Crafting by Design - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes (5 entries only)
DL Art - Anything Goes (1 per day)



Card Recipe:
Image - Scouting Chelsea
Sentiment - Tickets Sentiments Set
Medium - Copic Markers
Paper - Wild Saffron by K and Co
Border - K and Co
Flower Punch - Daisy by Martha Stewart
Leaf Die - Sizzix
Scalloped Circle Die - Sizzix





Doesn't Chelsea look cute in her little Scout uniform, adorable!
I hope you liked my little card and be sure to drop by the Digital Delights blog to see some other fabulous cards from my teammates.

Katie

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Keep Calm and Enjoy Summer - Magnolia-Licious Challenge - Animal or Accessory Only

Woo have I got a cute card for you today!
It is time for Team B to share their creations at the Magnolia-Licious Challenge and it was a challenge this time as we DIDN'T want to see Tilda or Edwin, just Animals or Accessory stamps!
Now Diana stocks tons of those stamps at the Magnolia-Licious Store and over the years I have collected quite a selection :)
The store has had a facelift, we all get to that certain age ;), and if you haven't seen it yet you will be stunned, just fabulous for everyone so RUN OVER THERE NOW to check it out in all its glory!


Challenges:
Di's Digis - Punches or Dies (3 entries only)
Crazy Challenge - Punches/Dies (4 entries only)
Whoopsi Daisy - 2 or More Dies
Cheery Lynn Designs - Hot Time In the Summer
Stamp and Create with Magnolia - Summer Fun
Chocolate Coffee and Cards - Polka Dots (3 entries only)
Wags N Whiskers - Polka Dots (2 entries only)
Crafts 4 Eternity - Bunting or Banners
Fussy and Fancy - Words
Craft Your Passion - Flower Power (3 entries only)
Sister Act - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes (3 entries only)
Crafter's Cafe - Anything Goes (3 entries only)
DL Art - Anything Goes (1 per day)




Card Recipe:
Image - Shelf with Kitchen Towels and Picnic Basket
Medium - Copic Markers
Paper and Sentiment- Summer Fresh by Simple Stories
Doily Die - English Tea Party By Cheery Lynn Designs
Banner Die - Magnolia Doo Hickey Die Club Vol 1
Flower Die - Flower #5 by Ellentina
Brads - Unknown
Twine - DL Art




Now if you look closely at the original stamp you will see the edge of the shelf is flat against the wall



But as I wanted the basket to sit on it and the basket was more 3 dimensional I had to draw in a little extra wood after stamping to make it work and not have the basket "floating" I also added some stripes on the spotted paper to give the illusion of maybe a wall treatment.
I added the banner to the card as I thought the towels looked a little like banners on the shelf too!




I really had lots of fun with this card, the homespun feel of the papers and the thought of Summer picnics just make me smile and I hope they make you smile too!

Katie

Monday, July 28, 2014

Hula Girl Avery - Paper Nest Dolls

Good Morning!
Today I have another card showcased on the Paper Nest Dolls blog and want to share it with you :)
Challenges:
DL Art - Anything Goes (1 per day)
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes (3 entries only)
Crafter's Cafe - Anything Goes (3 entries only)
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes (3 entries only)
Sister Act - Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar - Summertime Fun (3 entries only)
Loves Rubber Stamps - Summer Fun
Whimsy Inspires - Summer (3 entries only)
Little Claires - Summertime (3 entries only)
Crafty Boots - Summer Holidays
Amusing Challenges - Fun in the Sun
Open Minded Crafting - Vacation
Fresh Brewed - Sea/Beach
Graph It Markers - Hot Colors
Chocolate Coffee and Cards - Polka Dots (3 entries only)
Crafty Creations - Just for Fun (2 entries only)
Crazy Challenge - Punches/Dies (4 entries only)



Card Recipe:
Image - Hula Girl Ellie
Medium - Copic Markers
Paper - Spring Stack by DCWV
Corners - Doodlebug
Accents - KI Memories
Sun - O'Scrap
Border Punch - Martha Stewart Daisy
Ribbon - Target $1 Spot






Now I've seen Hula dancers but never tried it myself but Hula Girl Ellie certainly seems to know what she is doing ;) I would love to be on vacation in the islands right now but instead I'm running "Mom's Taxi" to all the practices, can't wait for school to start and get some time to myself again!
I hope you liked my little cutie and that she brought a little Summer Sunshine into your day.

Katie

Thursday, July 24, 2014

You're So Sweet - Digital Delights - Flippity Felicia

It's time for another cute card featuring an adorable image from Digital Delights!
This time I used Flippity Felicia and I just love her, especially her hair!

Challenges:
Di's Digis - Punches or Dies (3 entries only)
Bunny Zoe - Bingo! (Flowers, Lace and Sentiment)
Digi Makeover - Punches/Dies
Crazy Challenge - Punches/Dies (4 entries only)
Crafty Sentiments - Hand Colored Image (1 entry only)
Deep Ocean - Lots of Layers
Crafty Creations - Just for Fun (2 entries only)
Crafter's Cafe - Anything Goes (3 entries only)
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes (3 entries only)
That Craft Place - Anything Goes (1 entry only)
Sister Act - Anything Goes
DL Art - Anything Goes (1 per day)
Pumpkin Spice - Anything Goes



Card Recipe:
Image - Flippity Felicia
Medium - Copic Markers
Paper - Farmhouse by Crate Paper
Sentiment - Heatwave Sentiment Set
Lace - Unknown
Oval Die - Spellbinders
Leaf and Flower Die - Sizzix
Felt Flowers - Papermania
Glitter (on bow) - Wink of Stella





I fussy cut Felicia out and popped her up on foam for a little dimension and layered the die cut and felt flowers from even more texture.
I also added "Wink of Stella" red glitter pen to her bow, it covered up the shading of the markers but the sparkle was worth it in the end.
I hope you liked my little card and be sure to drop by the Digital Delights blog to see some other fabulous cards from my teammates.

Katie

Monday, July 21, 2014

Fancy Nancy - The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge - Anything Goes

It's time for another challenge at The Paper Nest Dolls and as always it is Anything Goes!
This time I went with one of Christine's limited edition etsy images, Fancy Nancy and I thought she was a real cutie!

Challenges:
Hanna and Friends - We Celebrate
Milk Coffee - Birthday
Crafter's Cafe - Birthday
Crafting by Designs - Sentiment
Glitter N Sparkle - Happy Birthday
Di's Digis - Punches or Dies (3 entries only)
Simply Create Too - For a Child
Fairytale - Use a Digi (2 entries only)
Totally Gorjuss - Butterflies
Sister Act - Anything Goes
DL Art - Anything Goes (1 per day)
Pumpkin Spice - Anything Goes



Card Recipe:
Image - Fancy Nancy
Medium - Copic Markers
Paper - All a Flutter by Colorbok
Sentiment - Bake Me a Cake by Three Bugs in a Rug
Die Cut - Romantic Rectangles by Spellbinders
Scalloped Circle Die - Sizzix
Pearls - Inky Impressions
Lilies - Recollections
Butterflies - Jolees




Now little miss Fancy Nancy sure is fancy don't you think? I love aqua and pink together and had a lot of fun coloring this little cutie up.
I hope you like her too and that you'll come over to The Paper Nest Dolls and play in our "Anything Goes" challenge!

Katie

Sunday, July 20, 2014

So Berry Thankful Pile it On #29 Summer Fun

It's Sunday and that means time for another challenge at Pile It On!
This week we thought we'd do an obvious one, Summer Fun and we sure hope you'll have a lot of "fun" with it! :)
We are sponsored by the wonderful Doodle Pantry and had a blast with their adorable images!

Challenges:
Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper - Patterned Paper
Bearly Mine - Digital (2 entries only)
Crafting Muskateers - Summertime (1 entry only)
Natalie and Amy - Summertime (3 entries only)
Little Claires - Summertime (3 entries only)
Crafty Calendar - Summertime Fun (3 entries only)
Whimsy Inspires - Summer (3 entries only)
Craftin Desert Divas - Summer
Sister Act - Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes (3 entries only)
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Pumpkin Spice - Anything Goes
Crafting At The Weekend - Anything Goes (3 entries)
A Girl Who Crafts - Anything Goes (5 entries only)
DL Art - Anything Goes (1 per day)


Card Recipe:
Image and Sentiment - Windowbox Wishes by Doodle Pantry
Medium - Copic Markers
Paper - All a Flutter by Colorbok
Stitched Square Die - Little B
Pearls - Inky Impressions
Bow - Mon Ami Gaby
Glitter Pen - Wink of Stella in Clear






I really wish the camera would pick up the glitter on the image as it is adds a great touch of sparkle (you can see it better on the first photo). I decided to do a little fussy cutting and pop up a second copy of the image so that the strawberries looked even more real.
I hope that you can time to join in with us at Pile It On we can't wait to see what fun you create!

Katie

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Digital Delights - Watermelon Samantha

Happy Thursday!!
We are right in the heart of Summer here in Texas although the weather this week has been unseasonably cool which I love!
But none the less it is Summer and what better way to celebrate it's bounties than with a huge juicy watermelon in the form of Watermelon Samantha from Digital Delights!

Challenges:
Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper - Patterned Paper
Cutie Pie - Use a Cute Digi (3 entries only)
Digi Makeover - Girly Girl
Fab N Funky - Here Comes Summer
Natalie and Amy - Summertime (3 entries only)
Little Claires - Summertime (3 entries only)
Crafty Calendar - Summertime Fun (3 entries only)
Di's Digis - Summertime Fun (3 entries only)
Patties Creations - Summertime Fun (2 entries only)
Fairytale Stamper - Summer (1 entry only)
Stempelsonne - Summer
Craftin Desert Divas - Summer
Whimsy Inspires - Summer (3 entries only)
Opus Gluei - Picnic
My Sheri Crafts - Food Glorious Food
Docerela - Food
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes (3 entries only)
Glitter N Sparkle - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Pumpkin Spice - Anything Goes
DL Art - Anything Goes (1 per day)



Card Recipe:
Image - Watermelon Samantha
Medium - Copic Markers
Paper - Uptown Flair by The Paper Studio
Sentiment - Heatwave Sentiment Set
Burlap Flowers - The Paper Studio
Ribbon - Really Reasonable Ribbon
Border Punch - Daisy by Martha Stewart
Die - Labels 22 by Spellbinders
Pearl Brads - The Eyelet Outlet







I hope you liked my little card and be sure to drop by the Digital Delights blog to see some other fabulous cards from my teammates.

Katie

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Magnolia-Licious Challenge - Christmas in July

Oh I had fun with this card for the second week of the Magnolia-Licious "Christmas in July" challenge and I hope you like it.
It has been hard to think of Christmas when it is 99F outside and I looked and looked at my Christmas stamps and traditional style was not calling to me and so I decided to make a fun scene with Tilda and Edwin inside a Snow Globe!





Card Recipe:
Images - In The Snow Scarf Tilda and Christmas Eve Edwin
Medium - Copic Markers
Paper - Wonderland by Martha Stewart
Sentiment - Holly Jolly by Adorn It
Metallic Cardstock - American Crafts
Glitter Pen - Viva Decor
Glitter - Glamour Dust
Rhinestones - Unknown
Circle Dies (to make globe) - Lifestyle Crafts






After coloring Tilda and Edwin I fussy cut them out to make the scene. I cut a circle inside a circle to make the frame for the globe and made a matching stand. I added a scene cut from a piece of patterned paper that was just the perfect background and added torn paper for the snow and then glitter. From the same paper I cut out one of the trees and the North Pole sign and added them. Tilda and Edwin were then added to the front of the scene and then finally the sentiment. It was really fun to make and once I figured the logistics it was pretty easy too (going to make another soon for another project :)).
I hope you liked this and that it gave a little cool down and that it will get you in the mood to play along with us at Magnolia-Licious

Katie

Challenges:
Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper - Patterned Paper
Cards Galore Encore - Stamp or Digi Stamp (3 entries only)
Stamping Boutique - Fussy Cut
Crafting by Designs - Use Dies (5 entries only)
Quirky Crafts - Christmas in July with Dies
Sassy Studios - Christmas in July
Inky Chicks - Christmas in July (3 entries only)
Crafty Sentiments - Christmas in July (1 entry only)
Going Grey - Christmas in July (2 entries only)
Sweet Stampin - Christmas in July
Robyn's Fetish - Christmas in July
Crafty Boots - Christmas in July
Whoopsi Daisy - Christmas in July
Simply Create Too - Christmas in July (2 entries only)
Hobbybook - Christmas in July (3 entries only)
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas - Christmas Glam It Up!
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Extra - Christmas
The Glory of Christmas - Christmas
My Perfect Life - Always Christmas
Doodle Pantry - Make it Christmas
DRS Designs - The Big Chill
Magnolia Down Under - Winter Wonderland
Completely Christmas - Christmas
Graph It Markers - Christmas Colors
Jingle Belles - Christmas and Old (the background paper and metallic paper are both over a year old)
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes (3 entries only)
Glitter N Sparkle - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Pumpkin Spice - Anything Goes
4 Krafty Girlz - Anything Goes (3 entries only)
DL Art - Anything Goes (1 per day)
Totally Tilda - Anything Goes with Tilda

Monday, July 14, 2014

Christmas in July - MarkerPOP! + The Paper Nest Dolls Blog Hop

Hello everyone and welcome to the MarkerPOP! and The Paper Nest Dolls - Christmas in July Blog Hop!!!



MarkerPOP! is the home of premium markers plus lots more!
The Paper Nest Dolls are stamps that are created from original, hand-drawn artwork.
Today we are teaming up to share some amazing projects using some of the awesome new holiday stamps from The Paper Nest Dolls along with some of our favorite coloring tools and products from MarkerPOP!.
If you are just joining us on the hop, you are going to want to start back at the beginning of the hop list which can be found at the end of this post!




Card Recipe:
Image - Emma with Presents
Medium - Copic Markers
Paper - Unknown
Sentiment - Recollections
Sequins - Pretty Pink Posh Mixed Nature
Circle and Doily Die - Lifestyle
Border Punch - Daisy by Martha Stewart
Gifts - Unknown







PRIZES:
We have TWO great prizes up for grabs. One sponsored by The Paper Nest Dolls and one from MarkerPOP!
Prize #1 - Sponsored by The Paper Nest Dolls: Stamp Grab Bag worth $25
Prize #2 - Sponsored by MarkerPOP!: $15 Gift Certificate to the MarkerPOP.com Store

HOW TO WIN:
Visit the blogs on the hop list below and leave a comment on their Blog Hop post.
TWO winners will be randomly selected from all comments left.
The more you comment on, the better your chances of winning!
Hop will run through Friday, July 18th at 11:59pm EST. Blog Hop winners will be announced Saturday, July 19th!
Happy Hopping!


If the any of the Inlinz links don't work here are the blogs the old fashioned way :)

1.MarkerPOP! Blog
2.Heidi
3.Valerie
4.Katie
5.Marlena
6.Bev
7.Monica
8.Jen
9.Kelli
10.The Paper Nest Dolls Blog

Be sure to visit them all and leave some love to be in with a chance of being a winner!


In addition to the hop I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Penny's - Anything Goes (3 entries only)
4 Krafty Girlz - Anything Goes (3 entries only)
Pumpkin Spice - Anything Goes
Fussy and Fancy - All About Girls
Crafting by Designs - Use Dies (5 entries only)
Quirky Crafts - Christmas in July with Dies
Simply Create Too - Christmas in July
Robyn's Fetish - Christmas in July
Whoopsi Daisy - Christmas in July
Sassy Studios - Christmas in July
Sweet Stampin - Christmas in July
Simply Create Too - Christmas in July (2 entries only)
Hobbybook - Christmas in July (3 entries only)
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Extra - Christmas
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas - Christmas Glam It Up!
My Perfect Life - Always Christmas
The Glory of Christmas - Christmas
Completely Christmas - Christmas
Christmas at Sweet Stampin - Kraft at Christmas

Friday, July 11, 2014

Friends are The Threads - Sewing Avery - Paper Nest Dolls

Good Morning!
Today I have another card showcased on the Paper Nest Dolls blog and want to share it with you :)
Today I chose to use one of Christine's most recent stamps, Sewing Avery, and it gave me lots of opportunities to use some fun sewing themed items. I added twine to the holes in the die, put the same twine in the buttons, used paper that has a fabric feel and even found a cute stitched flower!

Challenges:
Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper - Patterned Paper
Digi Chooseday - Punches or Dies (2 entries only)
Crafting by Designs - Use Dies (5 entries only)
Fantastic Tuesday - Anything Goes Square (4 entries only)
Auds Sentiments - Anything Goes with a Sentiment (5 entries only)
DL Art - Anything Goes (1 per day)
Penny's - Anything Goes (3 entries only)
4 Krafty Girlz - Anything Goes (3 entries only)
Loves Rubber Stamps - Red, White and Blue
Our Daily Bread - Red, White and Blue
Jelly Park - Red, White and Blue
A Creative Romance - Colors of Your Flag




Card Recipe:
Image - Sewing Avery
Medium - Copic Markers
Paper - The Crafty Stack by DCWV
Sentiment - Bee Happy by Adorn It
Stitched Squares Die - Little B
Flower - Sassafras Lass
Buttons - Unknown
Lace - Unknown
Twine - The Twinery





For a final "sewing touch" I added faux stitching to the mat and even the sentiment is about sewing. It really was a fun card to create, from gathering the embellishments to coloring sweet Avery.
I hope you liked her too.

Katie